Worst passwords


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Mark Burnett, whose work has been featured here before, has used lists of leaked passwords to compile a master list of the 10,000 worst passwords (with accompanying wordcloud, see above); an astonishing 91 percent of all passwords used appear in the top 1000. Here's the top 100, with their relative frequency:

password, 32027

123456, 25969

12345678, 8667

1234, 5786

qwerty, 5455

12345, 4523

dragon, 4321

pussy, 3945

baseball, 3739

football, 3682

letmein, 3536

monkey, 3487

696969, 3345

abc123, 3310

mustang, 3289

michael, 3249

shadow, 3209

master, 3182

jennifer, 2581

111111, 2570

2000, 2550

jordan, 2538

superman, 2523

harley, 2485

1234567, 2479

fuckme, 2378

hunter, 2377

fuckyou, 2362

trustno1, 2347

ranger, 2265

buster, 2254

thomas, 2194

tigger, 2192

robert, 2176

soccer, 2120

fuck, 2119

batman, 2108

test, 2097

pass, 2093

killer, 2044

hockey, 2040

george, 2033

charlie, 2013

andrew, 2009

michelle, 1977

love, 1960

sunshine, 1956

jessica, 1924

asshole, 1913

6969, 1889

pepper, 1881

daniel, 1822

access, 1817

123456789, 1793

654321, 1772

joshua, 1737

maggie, 1690

starwars, 1679

silver, 1666

william, 1662

dallas, 1659

yankees, 1657

123123, 1654

ashley, 1652

666666, 1645

hello, 1644

amanda, 1642

orange, 1623

biteme, 1621

freedom, 1612

computer, 1609

sexy, 1608

nicole, 1606

thunder, 1606

ginger, 1602

heather, 1597

hammer, 1596

summer, 1592

corvette, 1591

taylor, 1578

fucker, 1577

austin, 1554

1111, 1541

merlin, 1531

matthew, 1527

121212, 1499

golfer, 1491

princess, 1486

cheese, 1486

martin, 1469

chelsea, 1459

patrick, 1458

richard, 1457

diamond, 1432

yellow, 1422

bigdog, 1419

secret, 1406

asdfgh, 1403

sparky, 1400

cowboy, 1398

10,000 Top Passwords

(via Beyond the Beyond)

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